As organizations begin to embrace the need for one-to-two function mobile apps to increase productivity, traditional app development is quickly losing its appeal to low to no code options. According to a report from Gartner titled, “Predicts 2017: Mobile Apps and Their Development,” 70 percent of software interactions in enterprises will be on mobile devices by 2022. This stat leaves operations and IT teams scrambling to develop mobile applications that fit their budget, do not have long development processes, and are simple to use.

Rapid mobile app development (RMAD) is the use of code-free programming tools to speed the process of creating applications for mobile platforms. Simply put, RMAD gives non-technical users the ability to develop usable business apps with no coding experience required.

No Coding, No Consultants Necessary

Traditional mobile app development has long required developers that have extensive coding skills and backgrounds, and often requires multiple programmers to develop a single application. These apps often take months to complete, are met with issues and complaints by users, and are intended for one single mobile platform.  

Once IT spends several more weeks or months fixing these problems on the application and have brought in outside consultants for assistance on customization, users have already given up on these apps and are using their own tools to make their jobs easier.

Since RMAD requires little to no coding skills to get started, IT can work along side operations and non-technical users to develop business apps that can increase satisfaction and efficiency. By including business users in the app development process from day one, IT can expect fewer errors and complaints, with deployment in a matter of weeks.

Stay Within Your Budget and Schedule

It’s no surprise that traditional app development projects often over-shoot planned budgets and schedules. In fact, the average large IT project runs 45 percent over budget, seven percent over time and delivers 56 percent less value than expected. Traditional app development projects often leave IT burned out, biting off more than they can chew, under-skilled and under-staffed.

Since it’s not complicated to develop on or use, RMAD gives your IT team the peace of mind that they can successfully complete application roll out on deadline and within budget. This modern app development method gives entry-level IT specialists and business analysts the ability to quickly develop fully functional mobile apps.

Save Time Developing and More Time Using Apps

A common issue with many traditional platforms is that they do not integrate seamlessly with an organization’s existing ERP, CRM or legacy systems. The last thing IT wants to do is a complete transfer or a rip and replace of all data from one program to another. This could take months and will only delay deployment further and increase security concerns.

The right RMAD platform such as PowWow Mobile’s SmartUX solution can integrate easily with any packaged, cloud-based or custom-built application, workflow, third-party data source, API or SQL. These existing systems and programs are crucial to your business processes and must be able to connect to your new mobile app platform. With the SmartUX platform, IT and non-technical users can design and build for any iOS, android, Windows 10 or HTML5 compatible device without the need to use device specific programming languages.

Join our weekly SmartUX webinar to see how PowWow Mobile’s SmartUX Platform can help you to rapidly deliver engaging mobile apps for your workforce.